Public comment sought for Nathan Dam and Pipelines development

24 Apr 2012

Residents in Theodore, Dalby, Wandoan and Taroom are invited to learn more about the proposed Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project as the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been released for public comment.

SunWater, who is the proponent for the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project, will be running a number of information sessions in May to provide the local communities with the opportunity to learn more about the project.

SunWater General Manager Infrastructure Development, Mark Browne said SunWater was committed to delivering the project to provide a secure water supply for the region.

"Over the last few months SunWater has been finalising the environmental, social and economic studies relating to the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project," Mr Browne said.

"The communities within the Dawson-Callide region will be the ones to benefit from this long term water supply solution and SunWater is looking forward to receiving their valuable input."

SunWater prides itself on ensuring that open and transparent community relationships are developed and maintained throughout the lifetime of the project.

Mr Browne said this consultation period was an opportunity for interested members of the local community to learn more about the project and share their views.

"By holding a series of public information session and displays during the EIS comment period, SunWater will be able to take on board comments and suggestions in regards to the project," he said.

The Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project will be of significant interest to the surrounding communities and SunWater urges everyone to learn as much as they can about this new development.

Those unable to attend an information session can visit one of the library displays located in Dalby, Chinchilla, Wandoan, Taroom, Theodore, Miles and the State Library of Queensland.

For further details about the project, the EIS, public display locations and the approval process contact SunWater on 1800 158 651 or visit

For details on the EIS process and how to make a submission visit and enter a search for ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’ or phone the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation on 13 25 23.

The EIS consultation period for the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project ends on 5 June 2012.

Information sessions will be conducted at the following locations:


Myall Youth and Community Network Centre – Cnr Drayton and Nicholson Streets, Dalby

Thu 17 May 2012

2 – 4 pm


Chinchilla RSL Memorial Club – 62 Heeney St, Chinchilla

Fri 18 May 2012

9 – 11am


Wandoan Cultural Centre – 6 Henderson Road, Wandoan

Fri 18 May 2012

2 – 4 pm


The Leichardt Hotel – 23 Dawson Street, Taroom

Sat 19 May 2012

9 – 12 noon


Theodore Hotel Motel – 27 The Boulevard, Theodore

Sat 19 May 2012

2 - 5 pm



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